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DoubleTree By Hilton Opens 10th London Location »

August 27, 2014 at 7:43AM PDT | Source: Doubletree Hotels, Suites, Resorts

Upscale Brand Welcomes Guests to Refurbished Hotel in Fashionable Islington
August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // LONDON and MCLEAN, Va. - DoubleTree by Hilton today celebrated the opening of the latest addition to its growing London portfolio – the brand's 10th hotel in the capital area. DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is located in the heart of fashionable Islington, offering an ideal base for exploring London's many attractions. The stylish property, which marks the brand's 10,000th room in Europe, joins Hilton Worldwide's fastest growing full service brand after a multi-million pound refurbishment, and, alongside the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton London – Chelsea, operates under a franchise agreement with Jurys Inn...

The Melting Pot Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of Landmark Tallahassee, Fla. Restaurant  »

August 27, 2014 at 7:32AM PDT | Source: Melting Pot Restaurants Inc., The

With Special Limited-Time Menu Supporting Florida Charity
Owners of The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. Got Their Start as Tallahassee Franchisees 
TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Melting Pot® Restaurants, Inc., the world's premier fondue restaurant and a leading polished casual dining franchise, announced today that it will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the brand's entry into one of its earliest markets, Tallahassee, Fla., with a local celebration this September. The original Tallahassee location was opened in 1979 by the Johnston brothers, Mark, Mike and Bob, who now own The Melting Pot Restaurants, Inc. franchise company based in Tampa, Fla.
In honor of this milestone, the Tallahassee restaurant, today located at 2727 N Monroe St...

Whitby Fit Body Boot Camp Releases Gift Certificate For Two-Week Complimentary Access To Fitness Boot Camp »

August 27, 2014 at 7:18AM PDT | Source: Fit Body Boot Camp

Whitby, ON (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 - When a friend invited Misty Mozejko to join a fitness boot camp with her, she was reluctant. But it was the beginning of a new way of life and a new career.
"I was obese, unhealthy and very unhappy," says Misty. "I knew I needed to turn my life around but I just didn’t know how."
Reluctant though she may have been, Misty stuck with the program. "It was so difficult," she laughs. "It was such hard work and I was so out of my comfort zone, but between the boot camp and some good nutritional help, I started seeing changes very quickly."
Those changes weren’t just in Misty’s body, though she did lose the extra weight and body fat and transform her body into something she had never thought possible...

Popular Burger Restaurant Chain, BurgerFi, Is Chosen By Miami Dolphins Fans As Their Favorite Restaurant To Open At Sun Life Stadium »

August 27, 2014 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: BurgerFi

NBA star, Mike Miller Also Opens His Own BurgerFi Franchise in Auburn, Alabama, further demonstrating better burgers and sports are natural together.
MIAMI - August 27, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BurgerFi, one of the fastest growing better burger concepts, known for its fresh, all natural burgers, fries and frozen custard announced today it has signed a five-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. It is a part of a bigger non-traditional real estate strategy to bring fresh, all-natural, hormone-free burgers to stadiums, airports and campuses across the country.
"We're thrilled to open BurgerFi at Sun Life Stadium," said Managing Director, Corey Winograd. "I am a huge sports fan and know how excited people will be to see they now have the opportunity to eat better, all-natural burgers while watching NFL action...

Red Robin Rewards Carolina Panthers' Victories With Tavern Double Tuesday »

August 27, 2014 at 7:03AM PDT | Source: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

The Gourmet Burger Authority™ Partners with Carolina Panthers to Kick Off Football Season so Fans can Score Tasty Rewards
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. - Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (Red Robin) is ready for some football! This season, the Gourmet Burger Authority™ offers Carolina Panthers fans the chance to reap the benefits of their team's on-field successes. Whenever the Panthers trigger a Tavern Double Tuesday promotion, Red Robin® restaurants will serve up a FREE* Red's Tavern Double™ burger with Bottomless Steak Fries® with the purchase of two beverages and a burger, entree or entree salad. A Tavern Double Tuesday will be activated at all North and South Carolina Red Robin restaurants on Tuesdays following any Carolina Panthers victory...

Christian Brothers Auto Repair Franchise Expanding In Wichita Area »

August 27, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Auto Repair Franchise Brings Stores, Franchise Opportunity to Wichita
WICHITA, KS - (Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Texas-based auto repair franchise Christian Brothers Automotive is building two stores in the Wichita area as part of an energetic national expansion.
Christian Brothers Automotive has been named the top automotive franchise for three years in a row by Franchise Business Review, which tracks franchisee satisfaction. The 18-year-old franchise system has more than 125 locations nationwide and expects to open eight more before the end of 2014. It has never closed a location.
Looking for franchise partners
One of the new stores is Jesse Schemm's, opening soon at the northeast corner of North Maize Road and 29th Street North...

Gold's Gym And Robert Irvine Dish Out Healthy Restaurant Meal Options In First-Ever Golden Plate Awards »

August 27, 2014 at 6:50AM PDT | Source: Gold's Gym

The Leading Authority on Health and Fitness Partners with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine to Select the Top Ten Healthiest Restaurant Dishes from Member Nominations
DALLAS - Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Gold's Gym, the leading authority on health and fitness, is excited to announce the winners of its first-ever "Golden Plate Awards." Partnering with Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine, the Golden Plate Awards recognizes ten of the healthiest dishes on menus from restaurant chains throughout the nation – arming members with the best choices to stay on track to reach their health and fitness goals and enjoy the pleasure of going out to eat, minus all of the calories.
Culling through hundreds of nominations from Gold's Gym members and consumers throughout the nation, Gold's Gym nutrition experts and Chef Irvine chopped down the field to ten grilled, steamed and low-fat winners – chosen not only as best options for your body, but also for your palate...

Chicken Salad Chick Savannah One Week Away »

August 27, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Chicken Salad Chick

Southern fast-casual restaurant concept to open additional Georgia franchise.
Savannah, GA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 - Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's newest, fast-casual restaurant concept, is scheduled to open its new franchise location in Savannah on Wednesday, September 3. The new restaurant will be located at 7400 Abercorn St, Suite 512, Savannah, GA 31406.
"The city of Savannah certainly embodies the southern charm that we portray in our restaurants, so we have been looking forward to taking our concept there," said Kevin Brown, president of Chicken Salad Chick.
The Savannah restaurant is owned by franchisees Tim and Kelly Paslawski of Savannah Chick, LLC. This location will be their first of two Savannah restaurants, as well as one in Hilton Head, SC...

Taco Bell Foundation For Teens™ And Celebrity Ambassador Reggie Bush Team Up To Give Back To Boys & Girls Clubs Of America »

August 27, 2014 at 6:22AM PDT | Source: Taco Bell
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Taco Bell Foundation for Teens will donate $2,500 for each Touchdown Scored by Bush during the 2014 Football Season
August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Irvine, Calif. – Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™ and Celebrity Ambassador Reggie Bush are making touchdowns worth more than seven points this football season. The Foundation and Bush announced yesterday at a local Detroit Taco Bell® restaurant they will be teaming up to give back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America through the "Touchdown for Teens" initiative! For each touchdown Bush scores during the 2014 season, $2,500 will be donated to a Boys & Girls Club. For touchdowns scored during home games, the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan will be the recipient...

Dental Fix Awards 3rd Franchise In The State Of Colorado  »

August 27, 2014 at 6:17AM PDT | Source: Dental Fix

August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Davie, Florida - Dental Fix has awarded its 54th ranchise of 2014, in Aurora, Colorado to Tim Rouzee, Dental Fix announced today.
The signed agreement targeting the Aurora, Colorado market, will be the 3rd van to launch in the State of Colorado and is part of an aggressive North American expansion plan calling for 700 new vans over the next five years. With 100 territories currently operating throughout the US and Canada, Dental Fix is well on its way.
"It's been another tremendous year for us as we build on our brand's success and continue to grow throughout the United States and Canada," said David Lopez, CEO of Dental Fix.
Dental Fix combines centralized technological and account management services with a unique national network of locally owned and operated industry professionals...

MRINetwork Names John McDonald As New President »

August 27, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA - MRINetwork®, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, announced that John McDonald has been appointed president. McDonald joins MRINetwork, which is a subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI), as a seasoned executive with extensive leadership experience in sales, recruitment and franchising. His expertise and strategic oversight will help continue the organization’s history as a leading provider of executive search, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit of its approximately 600 worldwide franchised offices.
"With a strong background in both franchising and recruitment, John is uniquely qualified to take on the role of president of MRINetwork," said Stuart Batchelor, executive vice president and president of CDI’s Global Staffing Services unit...

ALS Insights Launched As Web Resource Of Interviews And Information »

August 27, 2014 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: Qualicare

Qualicare Family Homecare announces an important new resource for families who are dealing with the diagnosis of ALS for a loved one.
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 - ALS Insights is a dedicated website created by Qualicare to provide information, optimism and comfort. It features a series of compelling interviews with people who have been directly impacted by ALS. They share their insights, in searing honesty, about issues such as acceptance vs. denial of the diagnosis, the impact on children, what happened in the final days and how the families survived ALS. The Ice Bucket Challenge has created a dramatic increase in public awareness and financial support for ALS. But ALS families have much more to deal with. Much more. ALS Insights has been created to help them...

National Preparedness Month Spotlights The Need For An End-to-End Approach To Disaster Readiness »

August 27, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: Servpro Industries

Disaster Recovery Specialist Servpro® Urges Business Owners to Conduct a Preparedness Assessment and Create a Disaster Recovery Plan
GALLATIN, TN - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors National Preparedness Month to highlight the importance of being prepared for the unexpected. This is good advice for everyone; but for business owners, being prepared to respond to the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters can literally mean the difference between staying in business and closing the doors forever. According to FEMA, up to 40 percent of businesses never reopen following a major disaster; just a couple of inches of water can cause thousands of dollars of damage.
Servpro Industries, Inc...

Growing U.S. In-Home Care Franchise Announces Plans To Fill U.K. Demand »

August 27, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

BrightStar Care to Kick Off United Kingdom Expansion Plans at Franchise Opportunities Live Show
CHICAGO - August 27, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The population of seniors over the age of 80 in the United Kingdom is currently between three and four million, and this number is expected to double by 2050. To fill this built-in demand, U.S.-based BrightStar Care, with more than 260 franchises that provide private duty medical and non-medical in-home care, plans to expand aggressively across the United Kingdom with Master Franchisees and Area Developers.
"The BrightStar Care proven track record of growing franchise businesses that provide expert, compassionate care in the United States, coupled with our solid infrastructure and resources, make us the ideal franchise to be at the forefront of filling demand for in-home care needs in the United Kingdom"
To kick off its efforts, company executives will host an information booth at the Franchise Opportunities Live Show, being held September 5-6, 2014, in Park Place Victoria in London...

American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner To Offer Haircuts To Blood And Platelet Donors »

August 27, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September
August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who donate blood or platelets at ARC Blood Drive 2014 - SM Post 1Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.
"This is a great way for Sport Clips to recognize the contributions of blood donors," said Shaun Gilmore, president of biomedical services at the Red Cross. "Sport Clips locations across the country have teamed up with the Red Cross to give blood donors a fresh new look – just for helping save lives through their blood donation...

Video Release - Severe Weather Safety Tips In Support Of National Preparedness Month From Paul Davis »

August 27, 2014 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: Paul Davis Restoration
Paul Davis Restoration Opportunities Available

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - If an emergency occurred tomorrow, such as severe weather or a natural disaster, would you be ready? Paul Davis Restoration, Inc., a leading national provider of property damage restoration services including water, fire and mold damage cleanup, supports National Preparedness Month in September. Sponsored by FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security, the readiness program is designed to educate and empower Americans to be safe during all types of emergencies including natural disasters.
A family emergency plan form accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/19203/file/28400.pdf.
A video accompanying this release is available at: http://www...

Liberty Tax Launches Cloud Bookkeeping Service, Liberty Accounting »

August 27, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: Liberty Tax Service
Liberty Tax Service  Opportunities Available

Powered by Kashoo, New Bookkeeping Service Expands Offerings Available to Liberty Tax Franchisees and Empowers Small Business-Owning Customers to Take Control of Their Finances
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - (Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - Liberty Tax, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX) has launched Liberty Accounting (http://libertyaccounting.com). The offering will help Liberty Tax franchisees provide a more expansive suite of financial services to their clients, in addition to tax preparation and filing. The integration of this product will help customers keep more accurate records, making the tax preparation process much easier.
Liberty Accounting is simple, fully featured double-entry accounting, designed to strengthen the collaborative relationship between Liberty Tax franchisees and their small business-owning customers...

Zounds Hearing, Inc. Ranks No. 2205 On The 2014 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth Of 179% »

August 27, 2014 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: Zounds

PHOENIX - August 26, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Inc. Magazine ranked Zounds Hearing, Inc. at No. 2205 on its 33rd annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Zounds was recognized for its stellar growth in the hearing aid/healthcare industry, with over 130 corporate and franchise locations across the United States.
"It is an honor to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S.," said Sam Thomasson, founder and CEO of Zounds Hearing, Inc. "Our mission has always been to offer state-of-the-art technology at an affordable price to anyone with mild, moderate or severe hearing loss. With the opening of each new store, we get closer to achieving that goal."
This drive comes from Thomasson's firsthand experience with the frustrations of using hearing aids that don't work properly as his daughter, Kate, who now wears the company's products...

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Names Thomas Mangas Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer »

August 27, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts

STAMFORD, Conn. - August 26, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that Thomas B. Mangas has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, effective September 29, 2014. Mangas will be a member of Starwood's Senior Leadership Team and report to President and Chief Executive Officer Frits van Paasschen.
Mangas most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Armstrong Floor Products, a division of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. From 2010 to 2013, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the parent company, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., where he was responsible for finance, investor relations, information technology, and global business services...

Professor Egghead Science Academy , A National STEM Franchise, Opens Franchise Giveaway Contest To PTA Members »

August 27, 2014 at 4:08AM PDT | Source: Professor Egghead Science Academy.com

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 - Professor Egghead Science Academy, a national education franchise, announced today the launch of a contest that will award a current California PTA Member a new free education franchise.
A Professor Egghead Science Academy franchise includes a protected territory, a business plan and marketing strategy, curriculum and all the training and support needed to run a successful business.
The Egghead Franchise PTA Contest will begin accepting entries on August 15, 2014 and the winner will be announced on December 15, 2014. To participate, contestants will create a two-minute video explaining why they are interested in owning a Professor Egghead Science Academy franchise and why they would be the best at it...



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